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Departments and Programs

Dean of Faculty of Music Office

Cynthia Johnston Turner
Dean, Faculty of Music

Kimberly Barber
Associate Dean, Faculty of Music - External
Professor, Voice
Coordinator, Opera

Anna Ferenc
Associate Dean, Faculty of Music
Associate Professor, Music Theory

Kevin Swinden
Associate Dean, Faculty of Music 
Associate Professor, Music Theory

Joshua Manuel
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Dean's Office
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Staff

Emily Carruthers
Experiential Placements Coordinator
Instructor, Music Therapy

Renée Ellis 
Senior Administrative Officer

Kathy Gauci 
Academic Advisor and Auditions Coordinator

John Hergel
Performance Facilities Manager
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Mieke Kanmacher
Outreach and Student Recruitment Coordinator

Mathew Kensett
Performances Facilities Technical Coordinator
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Peter Lamont
Production Coordinator, Performance Facilities
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Wray Lovi
Piano Technician

Andrew Mellanby
Music Resources Coordinator

Danny McAfee 
Piano Technician

Naveed Kanji
Financial Analyst

Composition

Barbara Assiginaak
Assistant Professor, Composition
Coordinator, Composition

Colin Labadie 
Instructor, Composition II, Group Guitar, Guitar Techniques, Styles and Structure in Popular Music, Foundations of Popular and Commercial Music, Songwriting & Song Analysis

Kathryn Ladano
Instructor, Improvisation, Musicianship III and Musicianship IV
Director, Improvisation Concerts Ensemble

Cameron McKittrick
Instructor, Music and New Technology, Electro-Acoustic Music, Theory III/IV

Community Music

Brennan Connolly
Instructor, Percussion, Class Drumming, Percussion Techniques
Director, Community Music Ensemble (year 2)
Director, Percussion Ensemble

Maria Kouznetsova
Instructor, Managing an Arts Centred Career

Colin Labadie
Instructor, Composition II, Group Guitar, Guitar Techniques, Styles and Structure in Popular Music, Foundations of Popular and Commercial Music, Songwriting & Song Analysis

Kathryn Ladano
Instructor, Improvisation, Musicianship III and Musicianship IV
Director, Improvisation Concerts Ensemble

Brandon Leis
Instructor, Voice, Voice Techniques and Class Voice

Christopher Mayo
Instructor, Analysis of Popular Music

Jennifer Moir
Instructor, Class Voice

Terry Paynter
Instructor, Musicianship I, Musicianship II, Theory I and Theory II

Matias Recharte
Instructor, Community Music Foundations

Brent Rowan
Director, Community Music Ensemble (years 1, 3 and 4)

Mariette Stephenson
Instructor, Class Guitar

Jason White
Instructor, Class Keyboard

Lee Willingham
Professor, Music Education
Director, Laurier Centre for Music in the Community
Coordinator, Music Education
Coordinator, Master of Arts in Community Music

Deanna Yerichuk
Assistant Professor, Community Music
Coordinator, Bachelor of Music in Community Music

Gerard Yun
Assistant Professor, Community Music

Ensembles

Brennan Connolly
Instructor, Percussion, Class Drumming, Percussion Techniques
Director, Community Music Ensemble (year 2)
Director, Percussion Ensemble

Elvera Froese
Coach-Accompanist, Voice
Director, Maureen Forrester Singers

Jessica Kun
Associate Professor
Director, Wind Orchestra

Kathryn Ladano
Instructor, Improvisation, Musicianship III and Musicianship IV
Director, Improvisation Concerts Ensemble

Patrick Murray
Director, Laurier Singers

Carolyn Neumann VanderBurgh
Director, Concert Choir
Coordinator, Choirs

Kira Omelchenko
Associate Professor
Director, Symphony Orchestra

Brent Rowan
Director, Community Music Ensemble (years 1, 3 and 4)

 

Music Education

Josh Hill
Instructor, Methods for Teaching Music at the Intermediate/Senior Levels (Secondary School)

Cynthia Kinnunen
Instructor, Elementary Techniques

Lee Willingham

Professor, Music Education
Director, Laurier Centre for Music in the Community
Coordinator, Music Education
Coordinator, Master of Arts in Community Music

Music History, Theory and Critical Analysis

Eva Branda
Instructor, Music History I, Music History II and Contemporary Music Since 1975

Charles Cacioppo
Instructor, Counterpoint

Cintia Cristia
Instructor, Women in Music and Music, Culture and Technology

Brian de Lima
Instructor, Music and its Contexts

Anna Ferenc
Associate Dean, Faculty of Music (internal)
Associate Professor, Music Theory

Brent Hagerman

Instructor, History of Rock Music

Cameron McKittrick
Instructor, Music and New Technology, Electro-Acoustic Music, Theory III/IV

Carolyn Mullin
Instructor, Post-tonal Analysis

Terry Paynter
Instructor, Musical Skills I/II, Musicianship I/II, Theory I/II

Eric Smialek
Instructor, Music in Popular Culture

Kevin Swinden
Associate Dean, Faculty of Music (planning and curriculum)
Associate Professor, Music Theory

Katie Walshaw
Instructor, Theory I,II,III,IV

Kirsten Yri
Associate Professor, Musicology
Coordinator, Music History, Theory and Critical Analysis  

Musical Skills

Terry Kroetsch
Instructor, Piano, Piano Pedagogy, Musical Skills Lab I, II, III, IV, V and VI

Terry Paynter
Instructor, Musical Skills Lab I/II, Musicianship I/II, Theory I/II

Trevor Wagler
Instructor, Musical Skills Lab I, II, III and IV, French Horn Techniques

Music Therapy


Heidi Ahonen

Professor, Music Therapy
Coordinator, Master of Music Therapy
Director, Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research

Emily Carruthers
Experiential Placements Coordinator
Instructor, Principles of Music Therapy
Music Therapy Supervisor

Erin Clark
Music Therapy Supervisor

Amy Clements-Cortés
Instructor, Qualitative Research Methods in Community Music
Music Therapy Supervisor

Amy Di Nino
Music Therapy Supervisor

Linda Gambell
Music Therapy Supervisor

Rebekah Jordan-Miller
Instructor, Clinical Improvisation II

Eunice Kang
Instructor, Medical Music Therapy

Sara Klinck
Music Therapy Supervisor

Andrea Lamont
Instructor, Music Psychotherapy Assessment, Foundations of Music Psychotherapy, Case Studies in Music Psychotherapy
Music Therapy Supervisor

Elizabeth Mitchell
Assistant Professor, Music Therapy
Coordinator, Bachelor of Music Therapy

Adrienne Pringle
Music Therapy Supervisor

Christina Weldon
Music Therapy Supervisor

Technique Courses

Brennan Connolly
Instructor, Percussion, Class Drumming, Percussion Techniques
Director, Community Music Ensemble (year 2)
Director, Percussion Ensemble

Brandon Leis
Instructor, Voice, Voice Techniques and Class Voice

Jane Maness
Instructor, Tuba, Euphonium and Tuba Techniques

Laurel Swinden
Instructor, Flute and Flute Techniques

Trevor Wagler
Instructor, Musical Skills Lab I, II, III and IV, French Horn Techniques

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